Sri Lanka Information

Economy Overview

Key Economic Indicators

INDICATOR

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

OUTPUT 

GDP at current market price (US $ billion)

65.3

68.4

74.3

79.4

80.6

39.9

41.1

 GNI at current market   price (US $ billion)

64.6

67.2

72.5

77.6

78.5

38.9

40.8

Per Capital GDP at market price (US $)

3129

3351

3160

3821

3843

3835

Not Available

 Per Capital GDP at   market price (US $)

3,094

3,291

3,524

3,734

3,746

3,732

Not Available

 REAL OUTPUT

GDP Growth Rate (%)

8.4

9.1

3.4

4.9

4.8

4.3

3.1

Sectorial growth rate

Agriculture

Industry

Services

 

4.6

9.3

8.9

 

3.9

9.0

11.2

 

3.2

4.1

3.8

 

4.9

3.5

5.2

 

5.5

3.0

5.3

 

7.1

26.6

56.8


6.9

26.8

56.8

 

 

AGGREGATE DEMAND AND SAVINGS 
(percent of GDP)

Investment (as % of GDP)

Private

Government

 

79.8 

71.3

8.6

 

72.8 

65.2

7.6

 

75.4 

67.6

7.8

 

76.0 

67.7

8.3

 

77.4 

68.6

8.8

 

75.0

66.5

8.5

75.2

67.1

8.1

 

PRICES AND WAGES 

GDP Deflator (% Change)

3.8

10.8

6.2

3.9

2.1

3.8

5.9

Colombo Consumers’ Price Index (2006/07=100)- annual average

6.7

7.6

6.9

3.3

0.9

2.2

Not Available

EXCHANGE RATES

Annual Average Rs/ US $

110.57

127.60

129.11

130.56

135.94

144.47

151.54

Rs. /  Thai Baht (year-end)

3.58

4.15

3.98

3.99

4.02

4.18

4.38

                        

                                Source: Statistic Department - Central Bank of Sri Lanka/Ceylon Chamber of  Commerce

Economy
Of the total GDP of around US$ 11,183 billion, agriculture contributes 9% of the overall GDP, while the industry sector shares 16.5% and the services sector shares 62.6% of the GDP8.